My early 2011 MacBook Pro only came with 4GB of RAM. For most people, 4GB is plenty of memory, but I am running AutoDesk Inventor in Boot Camp, and it takes up a bunch of RAM. I decided to do some research on the best way to increase my memory for the least amount of money possible while keeping my machine safe.
What you will need:
-a 13" MacBook Pro from 2010, 2011, 2012
-two matching RAM chips
-small glass jar or other small container
I upgraded my RAM at TechShop Menlo Park. They had all the tools that I needed to complete the job, and they have lots of people who work and/or hang out there that are very knowledgeable and helpful in case anything went wrong with my installation.